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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Sep 1, 2010 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a trip to prog-land

Alright, Jim F, I'll play:

HelioS quotes:

["Prog rock has pretensions. The Dead are anti-pretentious. That is all.

This is not really true: The Dead had plenty of pretensions of their own: hippie pretensions; counter-cultural pretensions; drug culture pretensions.

What The Dead did NOT have were the "virtuoso" pretensions that Yes and so many other British bands were so villified for.]

HelioS writes:
" One might also say "acid pretensions" of the kind kind that typified many psychedelic bands - - such as some early Pink Floyd and many lesser lights. This I would define as long, formless, meandering jams that seemed, in the grip of a certain experienece, to be brilliant, profound, universal, etc. etc. - - but whuch turn out to have been just boring meandering jams.

Although we might not thinks so, this too was a certain kind of pretension: even our trippiest druggy meanderings must be profound"

TOOTMO says:
I remember how my sparkling brilliances of evenings past by light of day too often tarnished like cheap silver.

TOOTMO

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Sep 1, 2010 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a trip to prog-land

I guess every board has their own Huckster:

Silvershoes said:
"Well, by the mid 80's, The Grateful Dead were WAAAAY past their prime, and like it or not, they were really living off their past glories."

Cute screen name, Cliff.


TOOTMO

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Sep 1, 2010 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a trip to prog-land

Actually, I think my favorite quote is from tommyhawk:

"Using established logic: since rock and roll is the result of the incorporation of blues, jazz, and country influences, one can conclude that the Grateful Dead is the very definition of rock and roll."


TOOTMO